Not one of the best races at the Festival but a good opportunity for CATAMOUNT, beaten a head on her debut before finding the potentially useful Lightening Pearl just too strong at Roscommon. Makalali has run into some decent performers in his two starts to date and will find this less taxing but Kingdomforthebride appeared to do better when dropping back to 6f at the Curragh after a moderate effort over this trip at Sligo. Most of the remainder are open to improvement but will need to find extra.
Makalali (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Gin Rummy (9-3) at Down Royal 7f 2yo mdn aut in Jun.
Dragon Khan (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, close 7th approaching straight, driven along on outer 2f out, soon no extra, 7th of 10, 16l behind Dark Passion (9-0) at Bellewstown 1m 2yo mdn aut gd.
Green Alligator (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division best, 6th 3f out, no impression from over 2f out, 8th of 10, 30l behind Riviera Poet (9-0) at Galway 7f 2yo mdn gd.
The Tally Ho Kid (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Dwelt, always towards rear, 11th of 14, 13l behind Lady Pastrana (8-6) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn aut gf.
Catamount (IRE) 13-8fav (8-12) Soon chased leaders in 4th, closed in 3rd from before straight, challenged strongly from 2f out, no extra inside final furlong and kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Lightening Pearl (8-12) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn gf.
Crazylittlething (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Soon towards rear, never a factor, eased final furlong, last of 13, 24l behind Crimson Sunrise (8-12) at Navan 6f 2yo mdn aut gf in May.
Kingdomforthebride (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Jumped right leaving stalls, soon prominent, led halfway, ridden and challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, nk behind Battleroftheboyne (8-7) at Curragh 6f 2yo hcp 60-90.
Love Is The Key (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, no impression from early straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 9l behind Dragon Pulse (9-3) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn sft.
Sweet Annathea (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and always behind, last of 9, 18l behind Soon (9-0) at Galway 7f 2yo fll mdn gd.